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Curriculum Systems Engineering

The curriculum of your degree consists of different module types, which provide you with specialist knowledge, mathematical-scientific basics, practical experience as well as contextual knowledge from areas such as communication and business.

In the third year of study, depending on your interest, you can choose between three main areas and take the corresponding specialization and elective modules. Click on each module to learn more about choices, language of instruction and ECTS credits.

Module overview full-time

This module table is valid from 16. September 2019

Module legend

Context Modules

Project Modules

Subject-Specific Modules

Mathematics and Natural Science Modules

Semester 1 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Communication Competence 1

Communication Competence 1

The Communication Competence 1 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Researching and processing information in a scientific context // Developing presentation skills // Organising communication and feedback in teams // Teaching language: DE/EN

Product Development for Systems Engineering 1

Product Development for Systems Engineering 1

Students acquire basic competences in the area of product development and teamwork and in the transfer of learned factual knowledge into experiential knowledge. This is done taking a practical example from the field of product development. // Teaching language: DE

Materials Technology

Materials Technology

Basics of material science and materials testing. Properties, performance and application of metals and plastics. // Teaching language: DE

Electricity 1

Electricity 1

This module covers the fundamental principles of electricity. It focuses on a sound understanding of electrostatics, basic circuit elements and different circuit analysis strategies. // Teaching language: DE

Computer Science 1

Computer Science 1

Introduction to the basic concepts of the procedural programming language C. // Teaching language: DE

Linear Algebra 1

Linear Algebra 1

In this course, students learn the basic tools of linear algebra. These include vector and matrix calculus and the solution of linear equation systems. You also learn how to calculate with complex numbers and to use them in a number of applications. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 1

Analysis 1

Introduction to calculus. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 1

Physics 1

The students acquire the physical and technical basics in the fields of kinematics, translation dynamics, momentum- energy- and charge-conservation. Using selected examples from these areas, the students learn about and apply the physical way of thinking and working as part of the modern technical thinking of engineers. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 2 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Communication Competence 2

Communication Competence 2

The Communication Competence 2 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Collaborative writing and peer feedback in a scientific/professional context // Developing research skills // Audience-oriented communication // Teaching language: DE/EN

Product Development for Systems Engineering 2

Product Development for Systems Engineering 2

Students extend their skills in the field of product development, teamwork and the transfer of learned factual knowledge into experiential knowledge. This is done taking a practical example from the field of product development. // Teaching language: DE

Mechanical Systems 1

Mechanical Systems 1

Statics deals with forces and torques acting on material bodies in equilibrium (not accelerated systems). Several methods exist for determining reactive and internal forces and torques. Statically indeterminate systems are studied through elastostatic relationships on tension and compression bars. // Teaching language: DE

Electricity 2

Electricity 2

The Electricity 2 module covers the impulse and alternating-current response of circuits comprising resistors, capacitors and inductors. // Teaching language: DE

Computer Science 2

Computer Science 2

The students expand their programming knowledge from Computer Science 1 and acquire another programming language (Java) and another programming paradigm (object-oriented programming). // Teaching language: DE

Linear Algebra 2

Linear Algebra 2

Students are familiarised with vector spaces, linear mappings, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. They learn how to mathematically describe linear mappings on vector spaces, using vectors and matrices, and apply these concepts to Fourier analysis and to the solution of linear differential equations. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 2

Analysis 2

Advanced calculus. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 2

Physics 2

The students acquire the physical and technical basics in the fields of rotational mechanics, fluid dynamics, stationary magnetic fields and thermodynamics. Using selected examples from these areas, the students learn about and apply the physical way of thinking and working as part of the modern technical thinking of engineers. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 3 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Communication Competence 3

Communication Competence 3

The Communication Competence 3 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Communication in international and interdisciplinary settings // Mediation and transfer between English and German // Negotiation and discussion // Teaching language: DE/EN

Product Development for Systems Engineering 3

Product Development for Systems Engineering 3

Product development in the context of systems engineering 3. // Teaching language: EN

Mechanical Systems 2

Mechanical Systems 2

Elastostatics deals with the deformation that results in a component due to loads. In the case of machine elements, students are familiarised with the dimensioning elements used in systems engineering. The design guidelines provide assistance in the correct design of components. // Teaching language: DE

Electronics and Digital Technology for ST

Electronics and Digital Technology for ST

Electronics and digital technology for systems engineering students. // Teaching language: DE

Computer Engineering 1

Computer Engineering 1

The module deals with the interaction of hardware and software for realising a computer system. It conveys the structure and functionality of a processor from the programmer's point of view and shows how programs are converted into executable machine code. // Teaching language: DE/EN

Signals and Systems 1

Signals and Systems 1

Basics of signals, transforms and linear time invariant systems, in both the time and frequency domains. // Teaching language: DE/EN

Stochastics and Statistics

Stochastics and Statistics

Introduction to the theory of probability and statistics. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 3

Analysis 3

The main topic of this module is the differential and integral calculus of generally vector-valued functions of several real variables. In addition you get an introduction to the (continuous) Fourier transform, and you learn about analytical methods for the solution of ordinary differential equations. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 4 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Business Administration

Business Administration

The engineers gain an insight into the most important business management principles and interrelationships. They are supposed to understand how companies operate, to be able to classify strategies and processes and to understand the basics of financial and operational accounting. // Teaching language: DE

Product Development for Systems Engineering 4

Product Development for Systems Engineering 4

Product development in the context of systems engineering 4. // Unterrichtssprache: EN

Mechanical Systems 3

Mechanical Systems 3

Teaching language: DE

Electrical and Drive Engineeringfor ST

Electrical and Drive Engineeringfor ST

Students acquire the basics of electrical drive systems, including knowledge of the electrical grid, the three-phase theory and transformers. Requirements and design issues of drive systems are covered, as are the main components and behaviour of machines and power electronics for electrical drives. // Teaching language: DE

Computer Engineering 2

Computer Engineering 2

The module covers memory hierarchies and their implications for software. Students also learn the features and application of basic peripheral devices of microcontrollers. Specific emphasis is placed on software techniques for structuring embedded programs and controlling program flow. // Teaching language: DE

Control Engineering Fundamentals

Control Engineering Fundamentals

Students are able to analyse and interprete closed loop dynamic systems in the time and frequency domain. // Unterrichtssprache: DE

Numerics

Numerics

Introduction to numerical methods for engineers. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 3

Physics 3

Physics 3 addresses wave phenomena. Physical and mathematical descriptions are developed for mechanical waves. Electromagnetic waves and electromagnetic phenomena are discussed. Different approaches to optical phenomena are covered. The quantum mechanical description of matter and light is shown. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 5 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a context module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a context module according to your interests.

Project Thesis: Systems Engineering

Project Thesis: Systems Engineering

  • ECTS : 6

Students investigate a scientific problem in a research project under the guidance of a lecturer. Project ideas typically come from the R&D activities of the Institute or from industry or research partners. The project findings have to be documented in a written report.

Specialisation Module

Specialisation Module

You decide on one of two specializations: Robotics & Mechatronics, Medical Technology. You take all 4 specialization modules in the same focus.

Specialisation Module

Specialisation Module

You decide on one of two specializations: Robotics & Mechatronics, Medical Technology. You take all 4 specialization modules in the same focus.

Specialisation Module

Specialisation Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Additive Manifacturing (3D printing)
  • Automation 1
  • Biomechanical Engineering 1
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing 1
  • Embedded Software Engineering
  • Industrial Design: Basic Principles
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 1
  • Microcomputer Systems 1
  • Biomedical Systems 1
  • Biomedical Engineering 1
  • Optoelectronics
  • Robotics and Mechatronics 1
  • Control Theory 1
  • System on Chip Design

You choose a elective module based on your interests. The selection varies depending on the chosen specialization.

Specialisation Module

Specialisation Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Additive Manifacturing (3D printing)
  • Automation 1
  • Biomechanical Engineering 1
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing 1
  • Embedded Software Engineering
  • Industrial Design: Basic Principles
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 1
  • Microcomputer Systems 1
  • Biomedical Systems 1
  • Biomedical Engineering 1
  • Optoelectronics
  • Robotics and Mechatronics 1
  • Control Theory 1
  • System on Chip Design

You choose a elective module based on your interests. The selection varies depending on the chosen specialization.

Optional Module

Optional Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Höhere Analysis
  • Mathematik: Kryptologie
  • Moderne Physik
  • Operations Research
  • Photonics – Angewandte Optik
  • Sensors
  • Statistik 2

You choose a elective module based on your interests.

Semester 6 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a context module according to your interests.

Bachelor Thesis: Systems Engineering

Bachelor Thesis: Systems Engineering

  • ECTS : 12

The bachelor thesis projects will take place in the 6. semester. Under conduction of a professor, a scientific problem will be investigated in a student research project. Project ideas typically are comming form the R&D activities of the Instituts or industry- or research partners. An important element of coaching arre weekly meetings, where actual problems and the project progress will be discussed. The project findings (including introduction, materials & methods, results and discussion / conclusions) have to be documented in a written report.

Specialisation module

Specialisation module

You decide on one of two specializations: Robotics & Mechatronics, Medical Technology. You take all 4 specialization modules in the same focus.

Specialisation module

Specialisation module

You decide on one of two specializations: Robotics & Mechatronics, Medical Technology. You take all 4 specialization modules in the same focus.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Automation 2
  • Biomechanical Engineering 2
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 2
  • Microcomputer Systems 2
  • Biomedizinische Systeme 2
  • Biomedical Engineering 2
  • Robotics and Mechatronics 2
  • Control Theory 2

You choose a elective module based on your interests. The selection varies depending on the chosen specialization.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Automation 2
  • Biomechanical Engineering 2
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 2
  • Microcomputer Systems 2
  • Biomedizinische Systeme 2
  • Biomedical Engineering 2
  • Robotics and Mechatronics 2
  • Control Theory 2

You choose a elective module based on your interests. The selection varies depending on the chosen specialization.

The list of elective modules reflects the current state of the offer. It can change until the third year of study.

Module overview part-time

This module table is valid from 16. September 2019

Module legend

Context Modules

Project Modules

Subject-Specific Modules

Mathematics and Natural Science Modules

Semester 1 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Communication Competence 1

Communication Competence 1

The Communication Competence 1 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Researching and processing information in a scientific context // Developing presentation skills // Organising communication and feedback in teams // Teaching language: DE/EN

Product Development for Systems Engineering 1

Product Development for Systems Engineering 1

Students acquire basic competences in the area of product development and teamwork and in the transfer of learned factual knowledge into experiential knowledge. This is done taking a practical example from the field of product development. // Teaching language: DE

Electricity 1

Electricity 1

This module covers the fundamental principles of electricity. It focuses on a sound understanding of electrostatics, basic circuit elements and different circuit analysis strategies. // Teaching language: DE

Computer Science 1

Computer Science 1

Introduction to the basic concepts of the procedural programming language C. // Teaching language: DE

Linear Algebra 1

Linear Algebra 1

In this course, students learn the basic tools of linear algebra. These include vector and matrix calculus and the solution of linear equation systems. You also learn how to calculate with complex numbers and to use them in a number of applications. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 1

Analysis 1

Introduction to calculus. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 2 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Communication Competence 2

Communication Competence 2

The Communication Competence 2 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Collaborative writing and peer feedback in a scientific/professional context // Developing research skills // Audience-oriented communication // Teaching language: DE/EN

Product Development for Systems Engineering 2

Product Development for Systems Engineering 2

Students extend their skills in the field of product development, teamwork and the transfer of learned factual knowledge into experiential knowledge. This is done taking a practical example from the field of product development. // Teaching language: DE

Electricity 2

Electricity 2

The Electricity 2 module covers the impulse and alternating-current response of circuits comprising resistors, capacitors and inductors. // Teaching language: DE

Computer Science 2

Computer Science 2

The students expand their programming knowledge from Computer Science 1 and acquire another programming language (Java) and another programming paradigm (object-oriented programming). // Teaching language: DE

Linear Algebra 2

Linear Algebra 2

Students are familiarised with vector spaces, linear mappings, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. They learn how to mathematically describe linear mappings on vector spaces, using vectors and matrices, and apply these concepts to Fourier analysis and to the solution of linear differential equations. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 2

Analysis 2

Advanced calculus. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 3 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Communication Competence 3

Communication Competence 3

The Communication Competence 3 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Communication in international and interdisciplinary settings // Mediation and transfer between English and German // Negotiation and discussion // Teaching language: DE/EN

Materials Technology

Materials Technology

Basics of material science and materials testing. Properties, performance and application of metals and plastics. // Teaching language: DE

Electronics and Digital Technology for ST

Electronics and Digital Technology for ST

Electronics and digital technology for systems engineering students. // Teaching language: DE

Computer Engineering 1

Computer Engineering 1

The module deals with the interaction of hardware and software for realising a computer system. It conveys the structure and functionality of a processor from the programmer's point of view and shows how programs are converted into executable machine code. // Teaching language: DE/EN

Analysis 3

Analysis 3

The main topic of this module is the differential and integral calculus of generally vector-valued functions of several real variables. In addition you get an introduction to the (continuous) Fourier transform, and you learn about analytical methods for the solution of ordinary differential equations. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 1

Physics 1

The students acquire the physical and technical basics in the fields of kinematics, translation dynamics, momentum- energy- and charge-conservation. Using selected examples from these areas, the students learn about and apply the physical way of thinking and working as part of the modern technical thinking of engineers. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 4 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Business Administration

Business Administration

The engineers gain an insight into the most important business management principles and interrelationships. They are supposed to understand how companies operate, to be able to classify strategies and processes and to understand the basics of financial and operational accounting. // Teaching language: DE

Mechanical Systems 1

Mechanical Systems 1

Statics deals with forces and torques acting on material bodies in equilibrium (not accelerated systems). Several methods exist for determining reactive and internal forces and torques. Statically indeterminate systems are studied through elastostatic relationships on tension and compression bars. // Teaching language: DE

Electrical and Drive Engineeringfor ST

Electrical and Drive Engineeringfor ST

Students acquire the basics of electrical drive systems, including knowledge of the electrical grid, the three-phase theory and transformers. Requirements and design issues of drive systems are covered, as are the main components and behaviour of machines and power electronics for electrical drives. // Teaching language: DE

Computer Engineering 2

Computer Engineering 2

The module covers memory hierarchies and their implications for software. Students also learn the features and application of basic peripheral devices of microcontrollers. Specific emphasis is placed on software techniques for structuring embedded programs and controlling program flow. // Teaching language: DE

Numerics

Numerics

Introduction to numerical methods for engineers. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 2

Physics 2

The students acquire the physical and technical basics in the fields of rotational mechanics, fluid dynamics, stationary magnetic fields and thermodynamics. Using selected examples from these areas, the students learn about and apply the physical way of thinking and working as part of the modern technical thinking of engineers. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 5 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a context module according to your interests.

Product Development for Systems Engineering 3

Product Development for Systems Engineering 3

Product development in the context of systems engineering 3. // Teaching language: EN

Mechanical Systems 2

Mechanical Systems 2

Elastostatics deals with the deformation that results in a component due to loads. In the case of machine elements, students are familiarised with the dimensioning elements used in systems engineering. The design guidelines provide assistance in the correct design of components. // Teaching language: DE

Specialisation Module

Specialisation Module

You decide on one of two specializations: Robotics & Mechatronics, Medical Technology. You take all 4 specialization modules in the same focus.

Signals and Systems 1

Signals and Systems 1

Basics of signals, transforms and linear time invariant systems, in both the time and frequency domains. // Teaching language: DE/EN

Stochastics and Statistics

Stochastics and Statistics

Introduction to the theory of probability and statistics. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 6 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a context module according to your interests.

Product Development for Systems Engineering 4

Product Development for Systems Engineering 4

Product development in the context of systems engineering 4. // Unterrichtssprache: EN

Mechanical Systems 3

Mechanical Systems 3

Teaching language: DE

Specialisation module

Specialisation module

You decide on one of two specializations: Robotics & Mechatronics, Medical Technology. You take all 4 specialization modules in the same focus.

Control Engineering Fundamentals

Control Engineering Fundamentals

Students are able to analyse and interprete closed loop dynamic systems in the time and frequency domain. // Unterrichtssprache: DE

Physics 3

Physics 3

Physics 3 addresses wave phenomena. Physical and mathematical descriptions are developed for mechanical waves. Electromagnetic waves and electromagnetic phenomena are discussed. Different approaches to optical phenomena are covered. The quantum mechanical description of matter and light is shown. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 7 , Semester ECTS : 24 , Semester week lessons : 18

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a context module according to your interests.

Project Thesis: Systems Engineering

Project Thesis: Systems Engineering

  • ECTS : 6

Students investigate a scientific problem in a research project under the guidance of a lecturer. Project ideas typically come from the R&D activities of the Institute or from industry or research partners. The project findings have to be documented in a written report.

Specialisation Module

Specialisation Module

You decide on one of two specializations: Robotics & Mechatronics, Medical Technology. You take all 4 specialization modules in the same focus.

Specialisation Module

Specialisation Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Additive Manifacturing (3D printing)
  • Automation 1
  • Biomechanical Engineering 1
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing 1
  • Embedded Software Engineering
  • Industrial Design: Basic Principles
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 1
  • Microcomputer Systems 1
  • Biomedical Systems 1
  • Biomedical Engineering 1
  • Optoelectronics
  • Robotics and Mechatronics 1
  • Control Theory 1
  • System on Chip Design

You choose a elective module based on your interests. The selection varies depending on the chosen specialization.

Specialisation Module

Specialisation Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Additive Manifacturing (3D printing)
  • Automation 1
  • Biomechanical Engineering 1
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing 1
  • Embedded Software Engineering
  • Industrial Design: Basic Principles
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 1
  • Microcomputer Systems 1
  • Biomedical Systems 1
  • Biomedical Engineering 1
  • Optoelectronics
  • Robotics and Mechatronics 1
  • Control Theory 1
  • System on Chip Design

You choose a elective module based on your interests. The selection varies depending on the chosen specialization.

Optional Module

Optional Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Höhere Analysis
  • Mathematik: Kryptologie
  • Moderne Physik
  • Operations Research
  • Photonics – Angewandte Optik
  • Sensors
  • Statistik 2

You choose a elective module based on your interests.

Semester 8 , Semester ECTS : 24 , Semester week lessons : 12

Bachelor Thesis: Systems Engineering

Bachelor Thesis: Systems Engineering

  • ECTS : 12

The bachelor thesis projects will take place in the 6. semester. Under conduction of a professor, a scientific problem will be investigated in a student research project. Project ideas typically are comming form the R&D activities of the Instituts or industry- or research partners. An important element of coaching arre weekly meetings, where actual problems and the project progress will be discussed. The project findings (including introduction, materials & methods, results and discussion / conclusions) have to be documented in a written report.

Specialisation module

Specialisation module

You decide on one of two specializations: Robotics & Mechatronics, Medical Technology. You take all 4 specialization modules in the same focus.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Automation 2
  • Biomechanical Engineering 2
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 2
  • Microcomputer Systems 2
  • Biomedizinische Systeme 2
  • Biomedical Engineering 2
  • Robotics and Mechatronics 2
  • Control Theory 2

You choose a elective module based on your interests. The selection varies depending on the chosen specialization.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Automation 2
  • Biomechanical Engineering 2
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 2
  • Microcomputer Systems 2
  • Biomedizinische Systeme 2
  • Biomedical Engineering 2
  • Robotics and Mechatronics 2
  • Control Theory 2

You choose a elective module based on your interests. The selection varies depending on the chosen specialization.

The list of elective modules reflects the current state of the offer. It can change until the third year of study.